I am trying to start a new projet: I want to convert my old boat into a gaff rigg sailed boat.
I already have some good plans to do that but for the moment I have no idea which wood I can use to build my mast and all of the others (Bowsprit, Boom, etc... )
Lot of people suggested to use sitka spruce but it's a quite complicated to find and to much expensive for me.
Is there any other wood that can be used for a mast or boom ?
(my mast will be above 20 feets and 16 feets for the boom)
Thanks in advance for any information about this topic.